Pharmacy Quality Solutions expands to Canadian retail pharmacy

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DURHAM, N.C. — Pharmacy Quality Solutions (PQS) announced it will work with Loblaw Companies Limited, one of Canada’s largest retail pharmacy networks with Shoppers Drug Mart, PharmaPrix, Loblaw Pharmacy and DRUGStore Pharmacy and CENTRESante locations, to integrate the EQuIPP information management platform to facilitate pharmacy quality initiatives. PQS will provide pharmacy quality measurements and performance data within EQuIPP, for the entire organization to help improve patient quality care pursuant to the Green Shield Canada (GSC) Value-Based Pharmacy Initiative.

Through the agreement, PQS will track GSC defined pharmacy metrics delivering insights to identify what pharmacies are doing well, and areas of opportunity to focus improvement efforts.
“We are excited at the opportunity to work with the Loblaw team,” stated PQS’ senior vice president Elliott Sogol. “PQS looks forward to supporting the company in its efforts to improve the quality of medication use and deliver high-impact, high-quality pharmacist-centered care.”

“We are pleased with the continued expansion into Canada and being able to help pharmacies achieve their patient care quality improvement goals,” says Jeff Newell, PQS’ chief executive officer. “We are excited to work with Loblaw and play a role in making a difference in patient lives.”

The first agreement of its kind with a retail pharmacy in Canada, this is PQS’ second international endeavor after announcing its collaboration with provider GSC in June of this year.



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